Amarkantak will be State’s first Mini Smart City: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 12:23:08


Staff Reporter,

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed the concluding ceremony of Namami Devi Narmade Narmada Sewa Yatra and began the Narmada Sewa Mission at Amarkantak, after handing over Narmada Seva Mission work plan to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, making an important announcement to open a department in the university for the study of conservation of rivers and environmental purity. Chief Minister said, “Looking at the environmental and spiritual importance of Amarkantak, it would be made as a Mini Smart City. This would be State’s first Mini Smart City.


Chouhan said that Narmada Sewa Yatra acquired support of every class and 25 lakh people connected with Narmada Sewa Yatra. He said that this has become a social movement. Liquor shops with 5 km radius of the banks of Narmada have been closed. Now, all the villages have become aware towards river conservation. Nearly 80,000 Narmada Sewaks have connected permanently with this work. Large scale tree plantation will be undertaken on the banks of Narmada on July 2.


Vriksh Sevaks will be available to take up the responsibility for its protection. He said that this year 12 crore saplings would be planted. Out of this, 6 crore saplings would be planted on July 2. Next year 15 crore saplings would be planted. Saplings of local species would be planted. Efforts would be made for the incessant flow of Narmada. Every drop of waste-water will be stopped from entering Narmada for which sewage treatment plants would be set up. Organic farming and solar energy is being encouraged.


Chouhan said, “Narmada would not be allowed to get destroyed for sand. Mining work would be done on the advice of scientists. No kind of mining will be allowed in the mountains of Amarkantak,”


He said that he himself would lead the Narmada Sewa Mission. Narmada Sewa Samitis have begun working in villages. The work plan of Narmada Sewa Mission will be implemented in collaboration with the society.


Every resolution of the Prime Minister would be fulfilled by Madhya Pradesh. From next year, the work of conservation of Kshipra, Tapti, Betwa, Chambal and other rivers will commence. The report of the progress of the Narmada Sewa Mission work plan will be dedicated to the public after one year.

Minister Dhurve accords warm greetings to Prime Minister Modi CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Food and Civil Supply Minister Om Prakash Dhurve and senior officials welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a bouquet at the helipad at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University on his arrival at Amarkantak in Anuppur district on May 15. Dhurve presented him with an attractive garland made of Mova grass in Baiga Chak as per tribal tradition.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the helipad at 1.35 pm in the afternoon to take part in the completion ceremony of Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra. He was accompanied by Union Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


Prime Minister Modi gathered information about different courses and number of student from the University Chancellor Professor T V Kattimani.
Commissioner Shahdol division B M Sharma, Inspector General of Police D K Arya, Collector Ajay Sharma and Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Jain were present on the occasion.

PM takes sip of water from Maa Narmada PRIME Minister Narendra Modi performed Puja Archana at the origin of Narmada after reaching Amarkantak to participate in the completion programme of Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra. He also took a sip of water from Narmada. Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed to Maa Narmada for country’s development. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present on the occasion. Chief Minister informed Prime Minister about the origin of Narmada and the temples situated in and around Narmada.

PM has placed India at utmost level, says Acharya Swami Avdheshanand Giri TERMING Prime Minister as Rashtra Rishi and a personality with a combination of decency, culture and sensitivity, Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri said, “He has placed India at the topmost level.” He said that the commencement of Narmada Sewa Mission is a moment of Shasak, Prashasak and Upasak working together. He said that Narayan is present in Water’ (Neer mein hi narayan hai). On the importance of water, he said that there is natural demand for water. This is life. There is water shortage.


The mission of Madhya Pradesh is relevant and timely so that there is no dearth of water in future. He said that India is busy in the worshipping of water and work is being undertaken in this direction under the leadership of the Prime Minister.


He said that it is no exaggeration to say that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has proved to be a modern Bhagirath for the State. By organising Simhastha, he proved to be a modern Vikramaditya. Calling the Prime Minister an avatar on the Indian soil he said that his presence has made the country fearless and the country’s future is safe. Shri Avdheshanand said, “This module of river conservation will go everywhere in the country.”